El Cholo

Restaurants , Mexican Downtown
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El Cholo
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The original El Cholo opened 1923, and as Los Angeles' oldest continuously operated Mexican restaurant, it probably hasn't been at the cutting edge of cuisine for something like 80 years. Still, the Mexican comfort food is fantastic and the atmosphere is historic in a way very few other LA eateries can manage. El Cholo Downtown opened in 2010, and people coming and going from L.A. Live and the Staples Center are continuously lured in with the eatery's must-have guacamole (made tableside), green corn tamales and the famous margaritas, by which all others are judged.

Venue name: El Cholo
Address: 1037 S Flower St
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11am-10pm; Fri, Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 11am-9pm
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